Due to the speed of change in the future workplace, academic achievement alone is not enough. The students of today, who will have the careers of tomorrow, need to develop what might be called "human competencies"—abilities that will help them to remain agile and relevant in the face of increasing automation. Particularly in STEM fields, employers are increasingly seeking those who have impressive interpersonal skills that partner with technical expertise.
Sometimes called "soft skills," we think they are anything but. That's why we start early. Our Skills for Success are a crucial component of a Villa education. Practiced by students from Preschool onward, they are broad, deep, and woven into all we do.